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Northwestern University is an institutional member of Dryad, a non-profit, community-governed data repository. Any Northwestern researcher can publicly share their research data in Dryad at no cost. Sharing data in Dryad complies with funder and publisher data-sharing polices.

Hands-on Canvas workshops and consultations are offered on various topics for all levels.

Qualtrics is an easy-to-use, web-based tool for creating and conducting full-featured online surveys.

Yammer is an internal social networking tool for faculty, staff, and students which offers a host of social networking features to make it easy to communicate and collaborate from anywhere with just about anyone at the University.

Easily collect data through surveys, quizzes, and polls using Forms. The application automatically generates graphs using responses and can be exported to Excel for more in-depth analysis.

Microsoft Bookings is an online scheduling tool and is part of the Microsoft 365 family of products. Bookings can be integrated with Outlook calendar and Microsoft 365 email to send booking invitations and reminders.

Urgent assistance or emergency AV support in supported rooms is available by calling 847-467-7666 (7-ROOM from the classroom telephone).

Northwestern University's agreement with Microsoft offers Microsoft Office software, core client access licenses, and operating system upgrades for University-owned computers

Power Automate, formerly Microsoft Flow, is an online tool within the Microsoft 365 applications and add-ins, used for the creation of automated workflows between apps and services to synchronize files, get notifications, and collect data.


The SAS System is an integrated suite of software with modularly designed tools for data warehousing, EIS, OLAP, rapid application development, and applied analysis.

Delve is a tool within the Microsoft 365 applications and add-ins that helps users stay aware of new or changing information most important to them by analyzing activity within OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online, Yammer, and OneNote.

Zoom is available to anyone with a valid Northwestern NetID, and its use is intended for the purpose of conducting University-related activities. To get an account and begin using it immediately, visit the Zoom login page, sign in with your NetID and password, and authenticate using Duo MFA. An account is provisioned automatically upon first login.

CrowdStrike Falcon is Northwestern's licensed software application for protecting Northwestern-owned and managed machines and devices against viruses and other malware. For personally owned devices and machines not managed by the University, it is critical that students, faculty, and staff members install antivirus software, update virus definitions, and run virus scans daily.

The Business Intelligence (BI) System (also known as Cognos), provides Northwestern with accessible and comprehensive reporting and analytics solutions for University schools and business units.

Northwestern IT participates in the InCommon Certificate Program, which entitles Northwestern to issue unlimited SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) Certificates for 1 year to secure Web Servers on the domain.

Power Apps is a low-code app development tool within the Microsoft 365 applications and add-ins, designed for the creation of custom apps via the use of app templates, services, and connectors, as well as third party sources.

Northwestern IT operates firewalls for the Evanston and Chicago Data Centers. Firewall rule add/change/deletes must be requested through the Firewall Ruleset Modification Request Form.

Microsoft Planner, is a project management platform within the Microsoft 365 applications and add-ins that enables users to create and manage plans and tasks on various ad-hoc projects.

CAESAR is Northwestern’s system of record for student data. Students, faculty, advisers, parents, guardians, and staff use CAESAR to manage classes and grades, pay bills, view financial aid, process admissions, and maintain demographic data.

Northwestern’s learning management system, Canvas, allows Northwestern instructors to deliver course materials, manage grades, and create learning activities and allows students to submit assignments and tests and view grades.

Northwestern provides encryption key escrow for both Mac and PC platforms. This ensures that encryption keys are stored in a central location so that a hard drive can be decrypted in the event that a local user forgets his or her password or if a department needs to restore data from a machine that they manage.

One-on-one consultation sessions are provided for course design and redesign, blended and online learning, active learning techniques, accessibility and inclusivity, and using learning apps within Canvas.​ Request a consultation with Teaching & Learning Technologies to create meaningful and pedagogically sound learning experiences. Programs or departments may also request large-scale program redesign and evaluation services.

The Northwestern Public Virtual Private Network (VPN) allows users with Northwestern NetIDs to access University network resources as if they were directly connected to the Northwestern network.Virtual Private Network (VPN) establishes a "secure tunnel" for your computer on the Northwestern network. It provides strong encryption, enables authenticated access to the Northwestern network from external and untrusted environments, and proxies your network traffic so it appears to originate from within the Northwestern network.